Here's a simple but striking project that incorporates copper sheet, powdered enamels, and custom made enamel decals, to make a sweet pendant that opens the doors to many personalized projects. The techniques shown are basic and can be used with pre-made copper parts and decals as well as those you create yourself. Using a torch and kiln for the enameling process, you get to experience both manners of melting your enamels onto your copper. In fact, once the decal is fired on in the kiln, you can add more powder and torch it. So cool while being oh so hot! Everything is supplied for this 3 hour class, and you'll make three things.
Helping you find your creative space is what motivates Cathi in all of her pursuits, which include glass art, real estate, publishing, jewelry making, and assisting people to learn more about all of these things. She started with graphic design, but because of a life long love of jewelry making, and a discovery of glass bead making, she shifted over to the artist life.
Bead making lead to fusing glass and then blowing glass. Along the way, the bead making opened up opportunities to appear on craft TV, and write how-articles, and even a book on macrame. A brick and mortar location soon followed in Highland Park. Within her Highland Park community Cathi got involved in the neighborhood council, and then the local monthly art walk. This participation in the community lead to public art opportunities, including mosaic work for the first parklet in Los Angeles. After leaving the council, Cathi started publishing a print publication, first NELAart News, then changed to LA Art News. It was a nice 6 1/2 year print run, and now LAartnews.com is how you get your art news.
Cathi has recently moved into a new studio in Little Tokyo, The Makery, and splits her time between making, real estate, teaching, publishing her various websites, and creating how-to videos for her YouTube channel, The Creative Space. Follow her @cathicreatesspaces on the Gram.
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
These Hands Maker's Collective
13347 W. Washington Blvd., Unit A
Los Angeles, CA 90066
We are following the CDC guidelines and updating our policies regularly. At this point in time, proof of complete vaccination is required prior to entry. The workshop will be held indoors and you are encouraged to wear a mask. If you are having any symptoms prior to the workshop, please stay home and you will be credited for the class. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
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